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Mozilla working on click-to-play feature to stop plugin exploits

Mozilla developers are working on a new Firefox feature to block the automated display of content that requires a plugin, like Flash videos, Java applets or PDF files. The update should protect users from attacks that exploit vulnerabilities in browser plugins to install malware on their computers.

Google+ update irks developers

When Google rolled out significant changes to Google+ on Wednesday, it did so without first warning developers on the platform.

Read Later brings offline Instapaper and ReadItLater reading to the Mac

If you use Instapaper or ReadItLater to save articles for later reading, Read Later betters your Web browser for reading on your Mac. And it lets you read saved articles when offline.

FTC chairman: Do-not-track law may not be needed

A do-not-track law focused on protecting Web users' privacy may not be necessary, with private groups working to implement recommendations from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the agency's chairman said Monday.

Firefox to turn on default encryption for all Google searches

Mozilla is currently testing default encrypted Google searches for all Firefox users, with the intent to make all Google searches encrypted in the near future.

Google says it will cooperate with any Safari privacy investigations

Google will cooperate with any investigations into allegations that it bypassed privacy settings in Apple's Safari browser, the company said, after a news report that both U.S. and E.U. officials are investigating the company.

Mozilla nixes Firefox 11 delay, will launch upgrade today

Mozilla on Monday announced it was postponing the release of Firefox 11, but changed its mind today, saying that the browser upgrade would go out on schedule.

Safari 5.1.4 update patches slew of security vulnerabilities

Apple's update to Safari 5.1.4 patched a hefty 83 vulnerabilities in the company's browser, and its underlying WebKit framework.

Apple releases Safari 5.1.4

Apple on Monday released Safari 5.1.4, which contains a slew of fixes for the company's Web browser.

Google search domains to get HTTPS by default

The steady roll-out of SSL for the world's most popular websites continues with the news Google's global search domains will switch to HTTPS soon.